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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in February 2010
At RSA Conference, Analysts Will Focus On Security's 'Big Issues'
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Cloud security, sophisticated attacks will be among hot topics, industry watchers say
Attackers Improving Their Aim Against Top Brands, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  2/24/2010  | 
Overall volume of attacks is up, while detection is down, Cyveillance reports
Navy Soliciting Cybersecurity Bids
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Office of Naval Research plans to spend $16 million through 2015 to protect its data and secure operations in the event of a cyberattack.
Spike In Power Grid Attacks Likely In Next 12 Months
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
'Window of opportunity for malicious intent' as energy firms roll out smart-grid pilot programs
Rootkit Causing 'Blue Screen Of Death' On Newly Patched XP Machines
Quick Hits  |  2/18/2010  | 
Microsoft concludes that its MS10-015 patch isn't the cause; affected machines were already infected with the Alureon rootkit
DoD To Issue Stronger Security Guidelines To Defense Vendors
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Threat looms with a wide variety of military information residing on external systems
Social Engineering Scammers Offer Live Support
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
A new rogue antivirus scheme has enlisted live "support" personnel to deceive victims.
New Zeus Variant Taunts Antivirus Vendors
Quick Hits  |  2/11/2010  | 
Researchers discover 'hidden message' inside new variant of the banking Trojan
JDSU To Acquire Agilent Testing Unit
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
The Agilent network solutions unit offers testing and measurement capabilities for LTE, WiMax, Bluetooth, and 3G/4G wireless technologies.
Researchers Develop Code That Stops Local Scanning Worms
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
In tests, algorithm was an efficient estimator of worm virulence and could determine the size of the susceptible host population after only a few infections
China Closes Hacker Training Site
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
The arrests, which took place before Google revealed that it had been targeted by a cyber attack from China, reflect growing concern about internal cybercrime.
Mozilla Removes Two Malicious Firefox Add-Ons
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
About 4,600 Windows users appear to have downloaded the infected software.
Microsoft Patch To Leave IE Hole Open
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The company plans to release 13 security bulletins next week, but the Internet Explorer vulnerability identified on Wednesday won't be among them.
Apple Ships Security Fix For iPhone OS
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The growing popularity of Apple Macs, iPods, and iPhones is attracting the attention of cybercriminals.
Black Hat DC: Researchers Reveal Connection String 'Pollution' Attack
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Tool released tests for so-called Connection String Parameter Pollution (CSPP) attack
Majority Of Online Banking Customers Use Same Credentials On Other Less-Secure Websites
Quick Hits  |  2/2/2010  | 
Trusteer data finds that 73 percent use the same password for their online banking account on at least one nonfinancial Website
Chinese Spies Targeting U.K., MI5 Warns
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
A leaked report tells of gifts with malware and blackmail traps targeting U.K. enterprises.
Health Net Sued Over Data Breach
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The insurance company is accused of failing to protect medical records, Social Security numbers, and bank account information of 446,000 customers.


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Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
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Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attac...
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Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful atta...